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Bengali film 'Jaatishwar' in race for Oscar entry

Monday, 25 August 2014 - 10:27pm IST | Agency: PTI

Bengali film 'Jaatishwar', which won four national awards this year, is in the race for India's official entry to the Oscars.

"Thnks n proud dat d hrdwrk of team #Jaatishwar has bn paid n it is being selected for Oscar (sic)," the film's lead actor Prosenjit Chatterjee tweeted on Monday.

Released this January to critical accliam, 'Jaatishwar' revolves around the life of Hensman Anthony, a 19th-century Bengali language folk poet of Portuguese origin, as the script criss-crosses between 19th and 21st centuries.

"Jaatishwar in the race to be the Indian entry at the Oscars, along with eight other films. Congratulations and all the best to the team," film director Srijit Mukherji said.

The film won four national awards in the categories of best male playback singer, best costume design, best music direction and best makeup artist. 

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